Abraham Lincoln was the political leader of the Union during the Civil War. Lincoln was a Republican from Illinois and the 16th President of the United States. Abraham generally opposed the ideals of expanding slavery within the nation. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed enslaved individuals within specific states, but not the bordering states such as Maryland and West Virginia. Afterwards, on April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated in Washington D.C., by John Wilkes Booth.
Ulysses S. Grant led the Union troops during the Battle of Shiloh, and helped the Union win against the Confederates on the second day of the battle. George McClellan led the Union during the Antietam battle, but as a result both the Union and Confederate troops withdrew. The Union troops were commanded by George Meade during the Battle of Gettysburg, and he led them towards victory against the Confederates. William T. Sherman marched to the Atlantic Ocean with over 62,000 soldiers, and was able to take Savanah on December 22, 1864.
Together we will lead the Union to triumph!
The Union utilized the Anaconda Plan as a way to smother the Confederacy and establish an embargo. The tactic was proposed by Winfield Scott, and its purpose was to construct a blockade to halt Southern trade with foreign nations, like the European region. The Union enacted this plan to weaken the Confederacy from supplies and overall support.
The Union had the industrial advantage of factories within the North. 90% of the nation's factories allowed the Union to massively produce clothing, boots, and weaponry items. Women sewed clothing, while weapons like swords were being manufactured. Unlike the North, the Confederacy's economy mostly relied on agriculture. Northern industrialization assisted the Union during the war because supplies were being mass produced, strengthening the Union.
We must finish making all these clothing items!
The Union had the major advantage of transportational tactics. The Union was composed of 72% of the nation's railroad tracks, which allowed troops and supplies to arrive rapidly to their destination. On the other hand, the Confederacy only consisted of one major roadline, that connected Memphis and Chattanooga, but it was later easily obstructed by the Union.
The Union had the financial advantage of all National Treasury and bank reserves. The Confederacy was no longer apart of the United States, meaning that the money proposed for the U.S. Federal Government now pertained to the Union. The Union was able to purchase government bonds, unlike the Confederate states, which had to impose higher taxes in order to to finance the war.
The South is no longer apart of the U.S., meaning we get all the Treasury and Bank reserves! Muahahaha!